They're now 4-1 since Avery Bradley made his debut. But, tonight the big story was Boston's bench, which outscored the starters for the first time all season.
The play of rookie forward Jared Sullinger—who hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds in 34 minutes—was particularly impressive. As the Celtics' two leading scorers, Jeff Green and Jason Terry combined to shoot 11-of-17 and score 27 points.
Also, the Celtics defense was active up and down the court again, forcing 12 steals and scoring a clump of baskets on easy fast breaks. In a home game they were "supposed" to win, the Celtics finally took care of business.